Be a part of a dynamic team whose work enriches the health of communities by strengthening city and county health departments. At the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), we are united by our work to improve our country's 3,000 U.S. local health departments. We represent the voice of local public health while striving to live out our core values of equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science and innovation. We provide our employees with meaningful work, opportunities to learn and grow, a strong work/life balance, and a flexible, hybrid work schedule while being a part of a collaborative team.
We are interested in growing our team with passionate, committed, and innovative individuals. The Senior Program Analyst Healthy Aging will join NACCHO at a time of dynamic growth. This position is important in the Programs Department, and the core responsibilities of the position include:
The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member needs; and assessing policies and programs.
The Senior Program Analyst is considered a senior content expert. This position may supervise the work of Program Analysts and administrative support staff.
Senior Program Analysts typically report to a Director or Senior Director. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in the designated area, with both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision. Senior Program Analysts require proven analytical, research, and project management capabilities, as well as the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Senior Program Analyst – Healthy Aging is a key member of NACCHO's Chronic Disease team, which focuses on implementing chronic disease projects related to supporting policy, systems, and environmental change to promote physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco prevention; and prevention and/or management of chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease. This position will also work closely with NACCHO's Public Health Infrastructure and Systems team to advance NACCHO's healthy aging portfolio and other chronic disease efforts. This position will provide subject matter expertise and manage and support key projects to build the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) to adopt a life course approach to population health, specifically focusing on brain health, including
Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, among other areas related to healthy aging and chronic diseases. This position leads, manages, and supports projects across these areas, which entails designing, implementing, and administering programs and projects; data collection and management; budget and personnel management; and member (local health department staff) and partner relations, including adhering to funder requirements and meeting assigned deliverables.
Ideal candidates have a passion for public health, expertise in healthy aging and brain health, including forms of dementia, and in chronic disease conditions more broadly; have experience managing projects and people; are curious, detail-oriented, independent workers and strong team players; are proficient in prioritizing and multi-tasking; value continuous performance improvement; are comfortable presenting/engaging and facilitating activities to groups; and are committed to addressing the social determinants of health and improving health equity. This position will have frequent contact with members and partners; therefore poised, polished, and authentic customer service, and excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
Leads project development, implementation, and coordination using knowledge and experience in public health, particularly in the areas of life course approaches to population health, specifically focusing on brain health, including Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, among other areas related to healthy aging.
Working with other staff, performs day-to-day program management associated with projects and activities within NACCHO's Chronic Disease portfolio and in collaboration with other project teams supporting NACCHO's healthy aging work. This includes ensuring/supporting the completion of project deliverables, including managing project-level budgets and workplan; writing reports/briefs; developing and supporting the execution of contracts, memorandum/a of understanding (MOUs), and other grantee agreements; designing and managing pilot/dissemination projects; tracking and monitoring project activities; and developing and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders.
Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning and the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities within the brain health and healthy aging fields.
Provides technical and capacity building assistance to and communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
Supervises programmatic staff.
Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated areas of work.
Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to brain health and healthy aging.
Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing and executing projects and programs.
Develops presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences and contributes to internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs.
Serves as a liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to their designated area of work.
Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.
UNIT/PROGRAM SPECIFIC DUTIES
Leading NACCHO's role working with the Alzheimer's Association to implement and support the Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Roadmap Strategist program, building LHD staff competencies and capacity to implement Roadmap strategies working with community partners.
Managing projects to develop community health improvement (CHI) implementation guides on brain health and healthy aging as supplements to NACCHO's Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework.
Identify opportunities to coordinate and connect health aging portfolio to disability and chronic disease focused projects.
Informing the revision of the HBI Roadmap and supporting its uptake among LHDs and community partners.
Representing NACCHO on national advisory groups, workgroups, and round tables related to chronic disease, including brain health and healthy aging.
Bachelor's degree and certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience; or Masters' degree or certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 4-5 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Masters' degree in social work, psychology, or similar field is preferred.
Experience managing information, including using Excel and Word; developing presentations, including using PowerPoint, and with data collection, management and qualitative and/or quantitative analysis is required. Experience designing and administering surveys, using Qualtrics, Survey Monkey or similar systems is desired.
Skilled in publicly delivering content and facilitating groups to meet project deliverables.
Knowledge of public health concepts, strategies, and approaches, particularly in the area of chronic disease is expected, with deeper subject matter expertise in brain health and/or healthy aging required.
Experience with local health departments is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Continually required to sit.
Occasionally required to walk for job-related reasons.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
Continually required to talk or hear.
Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
Occasionally required to travel
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate.
Full-time, Non-Exempt, TERM: This position is considered a term position made possible through grant funding, some or all of which is scheduled to end July 31, 2024. While NACCHO will make every effort to secure continued funding, this position may be eliminated on July 31, 2024.
Salary Range: $78,081 - $82,879
Mandatory Vaccination Policy: As a Public Health organization, NACCHO follows CDC guidelines and advisories relating to the health of all. NACCHO has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy applicable to all NACCHO employees to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19.
We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, one writing sample with salary requirements to: PN 173 – Senior Program Analyst – Healthy Aging using the following link:
15 days of paid vacation & 13 days of sick leave and other types of leave
403(b) Retirement plan,
Hybrid Remote Work Available
At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.